People Are Dragging Playboy Model After Light Sentencing for Leaking Nude Pics of Elderly Woman

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Playboy playmate Dani Mathers knows a thing or two about being naked on camera.

There’s lighting to take into account, body makeup, and, most importantly, consent.

But in July 2016, she seemed to forget the latter was a necessity when she posted a photo of an unsuspecting, nude 71-year-old woman to her Snapchat. The woman had been changing clothes in the privacy of her local LA Fitness gym. Mathers posted the photo for her thousands of followers to see, captioned:

“If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.”

A selfie of Mathers holding her hand to her mouth in an expression of horror accompanied the body-shaming photo.

Considering Snapchat stories are only online for 24 hours, it wasn’t long before fans began to report the photo — and it eventually landed in the hands of LA Fitness itself. It was the gym, according to the Washington Post, that contacted authorities.

The Los Angeles Police Department’s sexual assault division undertook the case surrounding the photo, and Mathers soon found herself at the center of a criminal investigation. Initially, Mathers pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor invasion of privacy charge; however, on Wednesday, the former Playmate pleaded no contest.

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The same day, she was sentenced to 30 days of community service — scrubbing graffiti around Los Angeles — as well as three years of probation.

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, who worked on the case, said in a statement that body-shaming should be taken seriously:

“The issues that surround body shaming can be devastating — not only to daughters and mothers, but also to sons and fathers, members of the LGBTQ community, to a trans kid who might be struggling with identity, to people who are disabled. The message today is clear: body shaming is not tolerated in the City of Los Angeles.”

According to “Entertainment Tonight,” the model took to Twitter to apologize after the initial July charge:

“Should never make light of another woman’s naked body. I’m sorry for what I did… I need to take some time to myself now to reflect on why I did this horrible thing.”

However, after her sentencing, thousands of people felt it was too light, saying she deserved a much harsher punishment. And suffice it to say, they let her know:

Many thought she should definitely have received jail time:

And many could not believe she ever had the intention of shaming an older woman:

Some believe her real punishment is still coming:

And people didn’t stop there. When Mathers’s own Twitter account was bombarded with messages of hate and outrage, she posted that she felt threatened:

However, users showed no sympathy:

https://twitter.com/LaiSoMedi/status/867572879335989248

Most people weren’t able to conjure an ounce of pity for the model:

While others got personal:

It’s unclear when Mathers will begin her community service, but one thing is for certain — she will be dealing with the backlash of her actions long after she’s done cleaning up graffiti.